OUR COACHES

James Nicholls
James NichollsOwner/Head Coach/PT
I have been involved in sports since the age of 14, competing in track and field for Andover athletics until my early 20’s. I transferred my love of sports to my career and have been a Personal Trainer for over 10 years. I was introduced to CrossFit in 2009 by Gareth Millings (owner of AFS Crossfit, Andover) and instantly connected with the ethos and training methodology.

As I got more involved I became more and more aware of the positive impact it was capable of having and the community it created. In 2012 I opened Sarum CrossFit and am overwhelmed everyday by the achievements, dedication and support of our members.

My biggest passion is our community, I see people come together everyday from different backgrounds, with different goals and different motivations but they all unite to support one another in their achievements and that’s what inspires me every day.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 2 Trainer
  • CrossFit Powerlifting Coach
  • CrossFit Kids Coach
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Coach
  • Crossfit Level 1 Trainer
  • BWLA (British Weightlifting) L1 + L2 Club Coach
  • Eleiko Olympic Lifting L1 Club Coach
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapist
  • KB Extreme Instructor
Kim Donnelly
Kim DonnellyCoach/PT
I’ve always had an interest in fitness and was told about CrossFit in late 2011, I was hooked on the concept but didn’t get to try it out until August 2012. I’ve been doing CrossFit ever since and have never looked back. The changes I’ve experienced mentally and physically are huge, add to that the amazing atmosphere that CrossFit creates and I couldn’t go back to training any other way.

Crossfit has made me want to not only pursue my own development in weightlifting, gymnastics, fitness (the list goes on!) but educate and pass on my ever growing strength and conditioning knowledge to other people through coaching.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Level 1 fitness instructor
  • Indoor cycling instructor
  • CrossFit Kids Coach
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
Gareth Iles
Gareth IlesCoach/PT
Naturally competitive I competed at a high amateur level in a number of sports focussing mainly on rugby. As the level and standard of competition increased so did the demands of my training and in my search for peak strength and conditioning I found CrossFit. CrossFit challenged me hugely and it improved me both on and off the field. Since finding CrossFit I have applied its ethos to training my clients and witnessing the positive change in people never ceases to humble me.

As an internationally competitive athlete I hope to inspire others to train hard enough to compete but equally hope to help everyone that simply want to be better than they were. Coaching to me is my way of giving back to community which has given me so much and as a coach my strength is empathy. I know how it feels to start a journey and I promise to lead by example as we all strive to be “Stronger Than Yesterday”.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • Level 3 Advanced Trainer
  • Level 1 Swimming Coach
  • Junior Rugby and Football Coach
  • Nutrition and Exercise
Andy Oldham
Andy OldhamCoach/PT
I first got into CrossFit after gaining some weight and getting bored of the traditional bodybuilding routines.

After seeing some videos on Youtube I decided to give it a go and had a crack at “Cindy”; 5 pull ups, 10 press ups and 15 air squats. I did it for 5 minutes and didn’t do massively well so I decided to sign up and I have enjoyed every moment since.

I have been doing CrossFit for nearly 3 years and I have had my level 1 for nearly 2 years. I enjoy seeing others reach goals and achieve things they didn’t think they could do on a daily basis and it is truly inspiring.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
  • REPS Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Rock Tape Born to Move Level 1
  • CrossFit Mobility
  • CrossFit Gymnastics
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
Alex Taylor
Alex TaylorCoach/PT
My 15 years professional experience within the fitness industry brings a wide range of skills to the Sarum Crossfit team. Currently teaching our in-house Sarum Yoga & Sarum Transformers fat loss courses & co-directing our SarumKidz CrossFit programme, I have applied my extensive knowledge & experience to create our CrossFit specific programmes exclusive to SCUK.

I first found CrossFit here at Sarum completing our 1st ever OnRamp course back in 2012. From here my love for the sport grew & grew leading to my first competition & participating in workshops with national gymnasts and world class athlete Sam Briggs. Last year my CrossFit journey was put on hold with the birth of my second child Austin. Since then my focus has been rehab, retraining and regaining my pre baby strength. I’ve already signed up for my first post baby comp and cannot wait to come-back ‘stronger than yesterday’.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • Level 3 PT – REPS Advanced level 3 instructor
  • L2 Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach
  • Level 3 PT – REPS Advanced level 3 instructor
  • L2 Physical activity & instruction to Children (aged 2-18yrs)
  • Fitness Pilates & Yoga Instructor
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Nick Taylor
Nick TaylorCoach/PT
I have over 10 years in the fitness industry a have been a competitive athlete for 15years. Playing Rugby Union I have 200caps for Salisbury 1st XV and represented Dorset and Wilts at both senior and junior level.

I’m constantly educating myself in the complexities of the human body to deliver my clients the results they aim to achieve. A strength and conditioning coach and nutritional specialist I deliver results in performance, weightloss and rehabilitation.

New to crossfit, my first introduction was 2 year anniversary at SCUK 12 WODS in 12 hours – I am pleased to have survived!!

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bsc Sports Science and Sports Psychology
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist
  • NASM – Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Poliquin International Certification Program – Level 1 & 2
  • Biosignature Practitioner
  • Bulgarian Bag Coach
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Dawn Jacobs
Dawn JacobsTherapist
Knots Therapy is a beauty and massage therapy service delivered by Dawn Mounty.

From Sports Massage to a relaxing facial, nail treatments to waxing and threading and much more, with 14 years experience in the beauty & spa and sports & rehabilitation industry, Dawn has the knowledge and expertise to deliver a variety of first class therapies from a brand new treatment room based at Sarum CrossFit.

With leading brands such as Weleda natural skin and body care, CND Shellac and Vinylux, and Jane Iredale make up, Dawn prides herself on using the very best products to compliment her excellent standard of treatments.

For more information or to book, contact Dawn on:
07789 363344
dawn@knotstherapy.com
www.knotstherapy.com